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Artists on Recording Techniques by Jeff Touzeau

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18. This Way, That Way, and Scofield’s Way

John Scofield has always been an innovator in contemporary jazz guitar, having released nearly three dozen albums over the span of his career and performed for sell-out audiences around the world. Having played alongside a wide range of jazz greats that includes Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, and others, his style and improvisational capabilities are instantly recognizable.

On his latest collection of tunes, titled This Meets That, Sco displays his usual diversity and technical mastery on a variety of material, such as a brilliant, eclectic rendition of “The House of the Rising Sun” with his old friend, Bill Frisell. Throughout the album, Scofield is featured playing as a trio ...

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